In 1945, in an effort to extend the missionary training program of the Bible Institute, the School of Missionary Medicine was brought into being. This postgraduate year is planned as supplementary training for missionary work and is open to graduates of any school who qualify in the spiritual, intellectual, and missionary requirements that are outlined. In the summer of 1949 another forward step was taken when, in response to repeatedly stated needs of mission boards and other Christian leaders, the school increased its Faculty and enlarged its curriculum to include a Bible College with courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree . This school is now known academically as Biola College. The most recent expansion occurred in 1952 when, to keep Christian education in step with world missionary and evangel istic demands, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Incorporated, inaugurated a standard three­ year Theological Seminary w ith courses leading to a Bachelor of Divinity degree. This school was named Talbot Seminary in honor of Dr. Louis T. Talbot, who held the office of President from 1938 to 1952 and who still serves the school in the capacity of Chancellor. To meet the demands imposed by the present student body and the en­ larged curr iculum a campus site of seventy acres was purchased in La Mirada, twenty-two miles east of Los Angeles civic center. From the small beginning of one course of study to four distinct but related schools on an enlarged campus, the story is one of steady growth and ex­ pansion. The present organization provides for a President over the whole, with .a Dean over each of the four schools, one of which, Biola College, presents this catalog. In February of 1961, Biola Coll ege reached another milestone in it's academic history when it became regionally accredited. THE COMMUNITY OF LA MIRADA The community of La Mirada is in Los Angeles County, twenty-two miles south-east of the city of Los Angeles. It lies near the center of Southern California's fastest growing area, surrounded by such cities as Whittier, Norwalk, Buena Park, Anaheim, and Fullerton . La Mirada is a planned residential community with a present population of approximately 25,000. Included within the community are two major shopping centers in addition to many other business establishments scattered throughout the area. Visible from La Mirada are such outstanding Southern California land­ marks as Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy, Signal Hill, Palos Verdes, and Santa Catalina Island. Famed Knott's Berry Farm is six miles away while equally famous Disneyland is approximately twelve miles to the southeast. Within an hour 's drive are such popular ocean resorts as Long Beach, Newport, Balboa, and Laguna Beach. While located sufficiently far from Los Ange les to escape its noise and congestion, La Mirada is close enough to enjoy the many cultural advan tages offered by a major metropolis. Points of historical interest in the form of some of California's most famous missions lie within an hour and a halfs drive. Recreational facilit ies lie close at hand. Within La Mirada will soon be created a public park comprising more than one hundred acres with hiking trails and picnic and play areas and an eighteen hole golf course. In winter,


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